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Jerry Breaux - PGA Director of Golf

My dad started me in golf at 5 years old. He was an airline pilot and had lots of time to play golf all over the world. I started in Florida in the early 1950's and here I am still in golf in 2009!

The reward for teaching golf is "long term." The students that I taught 10 years ago who are now going away to play in college, or the player I worked with as they retired 20 years ago who have improved tremendously, are equal thrills...as an instructor.

Golf is not a game you master overnight. Players who want to improve must work at it--properly. That means, work with good instruction, practice all parts of your game, and make yourself "step it up!"

Tim Lindeman - PGA Director of Instruction

My passion for golf was fostered at a young age, thanks to my parents.  Spending all day at my local golf club in Minnesota was a regular occurrence.  At age 14, I won the first high school tournament I competed in, and later, my low round of 64 set the course record at my hometown facility. 

My professional career with the PGA began after graduating from Arizona State.  I have instructed students with a wide range of experience and skill-sets, from complete beginners and weekend warriors to club champions and collegiate players.  I love seeing the ear-to-ear smile of a junior hitting their first great shot.  I also enjoy helping a dedicated player find a swing key that leads to greater success.  

No two golfers are exactly alike; instruction needs to be tailored to each student.  You will learn to lean on your strengths and modify other aspects that need attention.  Golf is my passion and I'm excited to share my knowledge with you.

 

Jonathan Gibbs - PGA Teaching Professional

  • Idaho Junior State Champion
  • Idaho State High School Champion
  • Practiced with BYU team while attending BYU
  • 2002 Canadian Tour Member
  • 2006 and 2016 Rocky Mountain Section Teacher of the Year
  • 2015 Rocky Mountain Section Youth Player Development Award
  • Featured in Wall Street Journal..2 articles Spring 2006
  • Only PGA Certified instructor in the Treasure Valley
  • Initiated the Personal Mentoring Program, 2004 (focuses on developing entire game on and off the course in an ongoing way. Adapted to each individual student.)
  • Students have the following achievements: PGA Tour, PAC-10, Mountain West, WAC, High School State Championship Team Member, Club Champions, and many others. State Amateur Champ.
  • Oldest Student: 97 years old
  • Youngest Student: 2 years old

 

Ben Bryson - PGA Head Professional

I started playing golf at the age of 5. I grew up on a small 9 hole municipal golf course in a tiny mining town. I developed my love for the game when I won my very first 1st place trophy at the ripe age of 7. Golf became my life. I was the Nevada High School State champion, played PAC-10 collegiate golf, have a low competitive round of 60, and have made this wonderful game my profession.

I won the 2012 Rocky Mountain PGA Section Championship by shooting a final round 63 at Huntsman Springs in Driggs, ID. I have qualified and played in 3 PGA Professional National Championships.

The best part about being a golf instructor is the satisfaction I get after a student hits "the perfect shot!" I enjoy sharing that moment with them. I enjoy teaching golf to all levels of players. I like to share my knowledge of the game and experience success through my students' progress.

I'm proud to be named the 2012, 2014 and 2017 Rocky Mountain Section PGA Player of the Year!

 

Katie Somers - PGA Assistant Professional

  Katie started out playing golf in Washington in the LPGA girl's golf club at the age of 8 and soon after started playing in Washington Jr. Golf Association and Northwest Jr. Golf Tour events. She qualified for  the national Big I Junior Tournament in Boise as a junior and also qualified for Callaway Jr. Worlds down in San Diego. She traveled to Boise three summers in a row to play in the annual John Dropping Memorial Junior Championship at Hillcrest Country Club and fell in love with the area.

In October of 2007, she signed her national letter of intent with Boise State University, where she played all 4 years on the women's golf team. She graduated in the spring of 2012 with a degree in Communication.

After graduation, Katie worked as the USGA P.J. Boatwright intern at the Idaho Golf Association and spent the summer working with the IGA's Jr. Tour and helping Jr. Golfers compete and play to their best abilities. Katie has been the Assistant professional at BanBury for 4 years and is happy teaching, meeting new people and helping others with their golf games. Katie is the director of the popular program the BanBury Boomers. This program is designed as an on course experience for children ages of 4-10.


She is proud to be named the 2017 Rocky Mountain Section PGA Assistant Professional of the Year!